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Extra: GSF readies “Dinosaurs of Antarctica”; SVT orders “Made in Sweden”

Giant Screen Films preps “Dinosaurs of Antarctica” for museums and IMAX Dinosaurs will once again make their way onto the big screen in Giant Screen Films’ forthcoming Dinosaurs of Antarctica. The film (available in ...
May 24, 2019

Giant Screen Films preps “Dinosaurs of Antarctica” for museums and IMAX

Dinosaurs will once again make their way onto the big screen in Giant Screen Films’ forthcoming Dinosaurs of Antarctica.

The film (available in 40-minute and 20-minute formats) will feature the bizarre prehistoric creatures that called the Antarctic forests and swamps home, hundreds of millions of years ago. Dinosaurs of Antarctica follows a team of paleoecologists on a journey to understand how southern continent transformed from a warm and bio-diverse Mesozoic to modern day frozen desert.

Major support on the film was provided by the National Science Foundation.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica checks so many boxes for museum cinemas— a science and natural history odyssey, dazzling locations (including the stunning New Zealand dinosaur backgrounds and remote Antarctic research camps), industry-first drone and camera technology, next-level CGI, a robust NSF-funded outreach package, and a subject that always, always appeals to our fascination—dinosaurs,” said Andy Wood, producer of the film, in a statement.

“This film will reveal science ‘beyond the bones,’ exploring ecology, climate science, and other timely topics that will meet curricular objectives and fascinate lifelong learners,” added producer Deborah Raksany.

Dinosaurs of Antarctica launches globally into museum and IMAX theaters in February 2020.

Sweden’s SVT orders Made in Sweden

Banijay Group-owned production outfit Mastiff Sweden has been commissioned by Stockholm-based pubcaster SVT to produce a six-part competitive reality series that aims to find the best craftsman in Sweden.

Made in Sweden will challenge amateur craftsmen to utilize traditional crafts within a modern context through a range of materials, including ceramics, paper, leather, forging and wood. Completed projects are then judged by a team of experts, headed up by designer Samir Alj Fält.

The series was created by Mastiff Denmark and Mastiff Sweden, and ran on Denmark’s DR1 in 2015 and 2016. The title is distributed by Banijay Rights.

Made in Sweden is slated to premiere in Fall 2019 across SVT.

Talpa format Thank You for the Music to sing in the Netherlands

Musical game show Thank You for the Music (pictured) is heading to Dutch broadcaster SBS6.

In each episode of the series, produced by Jon de Mol’s Talpa Productions, features three duos who compete against one another in a series of music-based games.

Each pair consists of a regular team captain and a celebrity partner that rotates with each passing week. If the duo wins a challenge, they must select one of the six special audience members – based purely on looks – they think can sing the best, who must then perform.

Thank You for the Music premieres Saturday (May 25) in the Netherlands.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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